General Mills launched the new brand The Good Table.

Challenges for General Mills with The Good Table

General Mills launched a "mealtime solution" brand, The Good Table, in the US last week, targeting the millennial consumer on the look-out f...

Greek spending power has been eroded and the summer saw temporary restrictions on cash

Greek crisis: The impact on shopper behaviour

The economic turmoil in Greece has been one of the biggest business stories of the year. But what kind of effects has the crisis had on the...

A group of investors has urged food firms to improve their water risk management

Why investors are concerned about water risk

A group of 60 institutional investors has written to 15 food and drink companies urging improvement in how they manage and report on water r...

The Schwan Food Co., Birds Eye owner Pinnacle or brands like ConAgra's Banquet could be targets

What US companies might Nomad Foods buy?

Within a year of being established, Nomad Foods has made waves in Europe's frozen food sector, snapping up Iglo Group and agreeing a deal fo...

Five Guys among US burger chains to enter - or set to enter - UK

Competition intensifies among UK burger chains

As if hamburger-focused concepts in the UK did not already have enough competition, now the Americans are coming, bringing many of their bet...

Mexico has introduced series of measures on to try to change consumption habits

Soda draws fire from food in Mexico obesity battle

Much attention has been focused on the impact Mexico's tax on soda tax introduced in January 2014 has had on consumption. Ben Cooper looks a...


What the Dave's Killer Bread deal means for Flowers Foods 20 Aug 15

Flowers Foods last week announced the acquisition of organic bread maker Dave's Killer Bread, a move which accelerates its growth in the organic bread space and extends its geographic reach in the US, two things it has had on its wish list for some time. Hannah Abdulla explores.


How attractive could Iran be for food majors? 19 Aug 15

The easing of decade-long economic sanctions on Iran lifted could open a potentially attractive market for international food makers, with access to a population of 80m consumers, a majority of which is under 35 and increasingly on the lookout for branded goods. However, establishing a foothold is unlikely to be straightforward. Hannah Abdulla reports.

Thought Leaders


B&G Foods "front-runner for Green Giant"

Hannah Abdulla | 28 Aug 15 B&G is reportedly in the lead to acquire General Mills' Green Giant

US group B&G Foods is reportedly in advanced talks to buy General Mills' Green Giant frozen and canned vegetable business.


FrieslandCampina H1 earnings up despite flat sales

Dean Best | 27 Aug 15 FrieslandCampina increased payout to members

FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy giant, today (27 August) booked a jump in half-year earnings despite flat sales, helped by lower raw milk costs, foreign exchange and sales of "added-value" products.


Mengniu sales dip but work on costs boosts profits

Dean Best | 27 Aug 15 Mengniu profits improve

Mengniu Dairy, the Chinese dairy group, has reported an increase in half-year profits despite lower sales amid efforts to reduce costs.

Recent News - (Updated: 7:22pm 28 Aug 2015)

Dole CEO faces investor payout on takeover

More lawsuits allege US canned tuna price-fixing

CP Foods halves growth target on Thai slowdown

Cricketer Farm set to end cheese production

Dairy Crest pulls artificial ingredients from Clov

Sales down, profits up at Savencia Fromage & Dairy

Scandi Standard mixed H1 profits

Bob Evans Farms names executive chair

Sustainability Watch - Smithfield Foods on new targets 11 Aug 15

Ben CooperAnimal welfare remains 'challenging' area, Leeth admits

Smithfield Foods, the US meat group, has set out a new tranche of goals on sustainability, building on targets it laid out in 2010. Ben Cooper spoke with Stewart Leeth, vice president of regulatory affairs and sustainability, about the company's progress over the past five years and the launch of the new targets.


Briefing: Interview: Gluten-free early-mover Mrs Crimble's plots future growth 31 Jul 15

Dean BestMrs Crimble's eyeing interest in healthier products with NPD

Mrs Crimble's was one of the clutch of brands Tesco listed when it set up a dedicated free-from fixture in the UK a decade go, a move seen as key to the early development of the category in the country. With gluten free now a crowded market, how can Mrs Crimble's continue to grow? Dean Best met with Gareth Toms, the company's international commercial director, to discuss its plans.


just the answer: Happy Family CEO Shazi Visram on baby and beyond 30 Jul 15

Hannah AbdullaShazi Visram, CEO, Happy Family.

Happy Family, the US organic baby food maker acquired by Danone in 2013, has enjoyed rapid growth. In 2006 the company reported turnover of US$115,000. This year it forecasts turnover of $130m. And its quest for further expansion has seen the firm move into adult snacking with the launch of Shine Organics pouches. Hannah Abdulla catches up with CEO and founder Shazi Visram to talk about how the company has evolved and how it has benefited from the tie-up with Danone.

Tyson Foods acts on claims of abuse at supplier

Hannah Abdulla, just-food editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 28 Aug 15

Just a month after reports Tyson Foods was investigating claims of animal abuse at one of its contract chicken farms in Delaware, the US poultry giant has dropped a Tennessee supplier over similar allegations.


Heinz under fire in Israel - but label still says 'ketchup'

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 25 Aug 15

Heinz's flagship product has provoked the ire of a competitor in Israel, a story that has attracted headlines in the international mainstream media. But even after making a change to the labels, a bottle of the red sauce can still use the word 'ketchup' in English.


US lawsuit puts prawn supply chain back in spotlight

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 24 Aug 15

A lawsuit tabled in the US has brought fresh attention to the supply chain for prawns, which hit headlines around the world last year amid claims of slavery.

The opportunities in Europe's gluten-free market

The opportunities in Europe's gluten-free market

Gluten-free is blossoming in a number of European countries. What are the most attractive markets? What are the trends to watch? What challenges lay ahead? This briefing investigates.

How are food's giants performing in China?

How are food's giants performing in China?

The recent easing of China's economic growth has weighed on the local operations of some of the food industry's majors.

ConAgra to quit private label

ConAgra to quit private label

It is not even three years since the US group became the largest own-label business in the country through its acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings. Now ConAgra's new CEO has decided it is time to sell the under-pressure unit.

Sustainable sourcing: the latest developments

Sustainable sourcing: the latest developments

just-food looks at the sustainability of supply chains for four key commodities: palm oil, cocoa, soy and sugar.

Management briefing: just-food’s industry outlook for 2015

Management briefing: just-food’s industry outlook for 2015

just-food takes a look at some key trends that are likely to be key to the food sector in 2015, from the prospects for M&A to significant consumer trends and hot emerging markets. Compiled by our editorial team, these are the trends that will matter as another year unfolds for the industry.. Read more

Published: January 2015 - ($250.00)


Food Flavourings & Colourings (UK) - Industry Report

Published: August 2015 - ($577.46)


Chocolate Flavors Market by Application & Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019

Published: April 2015 - ($4650.00)


Biscuit Manufacturers (UK) - Industry Report

Published: August 2015 - ($577.46)


Nestle USA, Inc.: Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile & SWOT Analysis

Published: July 2015 - ($125.00)


About just-food

just-food is the online resource for the food industry. Packed with the latest global food industry news, analysis and comment, just-food gives food industry executives the intelligence they need to do their jobs better. In addition to our unique food industry news and comment, readers of just-food also have access to our flavourings buyers' guide, complete with downloads, flavourings news, online research, and details of flavourings companies who supply the food industry.

Visitors to just-food can also buy global food industry research from our market research store, and our online advertising team offer opportunities for companies to advertise to our membership of senior decision makers. Join the thousands of food executives who stay ahead of trends in the global food industry with just-food.

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?